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Bill Hader took over ‘Weekend Update: Summer Edition’ as Anthony Scaramucci last night



Anthony Scaramucci’s short-lived role as the White House communications director included blowing kisses to the press, getting Sean Spicer and Reince Priebus to resign, and conducting a rather vulgar interview with The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza in which he implied that he isn’t trying to perform fellatio on himself, unlike Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Nearly two weeks after Scaramucci was dismissed by Trump, Weekend Update: Summer Edition co-anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che enlisted the help of Saturday Night Live alumni Bill Hader to fill the role of The Mooch, and he did a beautiful job of doing so. Seriously, check out the clip above if you haven’t done so already.

“I heard you two nutless liberal asswipes mention my name earlier,” Hader said as Scaramucci. “And when I hear my name three times, I appear like a goombah Beetlejuice.”

After Che asked the Mooch if he was surprised that his tenure at the White House lasted only 11 days, he replied, “Hell no. Not after what I said to that ass-wipe from The New Yorker, which was off the record, but I guess people didn’t like it when I said that—and let me see if I can clean this up for primetime—that Steve Bannon was trying to ‘s’ his own ‘c.’ And by the by, I was completely misquoted. I didn’t say Bannon tried to ‘s’ his own ‘c,’ he did it! He made contact! I saw it! Tongue to tip. Next question.”

Despite our frustration with Hader for giving us that horrific mental image of Bannon, the former Breitbart boss who bragged that his racist, misogynistic site “was the platform for the alt-right” and that the “alt-right” loves him back, we can’t help but love this spoof and are certainly looking forward to seeing more of him as the Mooch once Saturday Night Live returns next month.


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Season 2 of Jordan Peele’s ‘Twilight Zone’ will star Billy Porter, Tony Hale, and Morena Baccarin



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With season 2 of Jordan Peele‘s revival of The Twilight Zone officially on the way, CBS All Access has announced at least some of the stars that will be featured in the upcoming episodes, which will debut on the streaming service later this year.

Season 2 of The Twilight Zone will feature the likes of Pose star Billy Porter along with Tony Hale, Chris Meloni, Gillian Jacobs, Morena Baccarin, Jenna Elfman, Ethan Embry, Abbie Hern, Sophia Macy Tavi Gevinson, Joel McHale, Jimmi Simpson, and Daniel Sunjata.

Peele, who hosts and executive produces The Twilight Zone along with Simon Kinberg, also appears to have written an episode for the new season titled “Downtime,” which will star Baccarin, Hale, and Colman Domingo.

Details about six of the upcoming Twilight Zone episodes can be found below.

Episode: “Downtime”
Starring Morena Baccarin, Colman Domingo and Tony Hale
Written by Jordan Peele

Episode: “The Who of You”
Starring Daniel Sunjata (Graceland), Ethan Embry (Grace and Frankie) and Billy Porter (Pose)
Written by Win Rosenfeld

Episode: “A Human Face”
Starring Jenna Elfman (Dharma & Greg), Chris Meloni (Law & Order: SVU) and Tavi Gevinson (Person to Person)
Written by Alex Rubens

Episode: “8”
Starring Joel McHale (Community)
Written by Glen Morgan

Episode: “Among the Untrodden”
Introducing Abbie Hern and Sophia Macy
Written by Heather Anne Campbell

Episode: “Meet in the Middle”
Starring Jimmi Simpson (Westworld) and Gillian Jacobs (Love)
Written by Emily C. Chang and Sara Amini

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Bong Joon Ho and Adam McKay are bringing ‘Parasite’ to HBO in the form of a limited series



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In a rather unfortunate but not particularly surprising development, THR is reporting that HBO has won an intense bidding war against Netflix to acquire the rights to adapt Bong Joon Ho’s 2019 feature film Parasite into a limited series.

While details about the project are still relatively unknown, we do know that Joon Ho is attached to the series as an executive producer along with Adam McKay. Beyond that, though, it looks like specifics are being kept tightly under wraps for the time being.

Indeed, the fact that Joon Ho will be a part of the project in some capacity is promising, to say the least, but the fact Parasite can’t stand alone on its own as the masterwork that it is and has to be remade for American audiences in a limited series format is pretty damn shameful.

Of course this kind of shit was inevitable the moment Parasite turned into the global, cultural phenomenon that it has become; there’s certainly no doubt about that. But surely no one in their right in mind is clamoring for an English-language miniseries version of a movie that hasn’t even been out in America for more than three months, right?

If that is the case, then this quote from Joon Ho at the Golden Globes is even more relevant now than it was before: “Once you overcome the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films.”

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Netflix’s ‘Locke & Key’ trailer reveals the long-awaited adaptation of the graphic novels



Locke & Key

The streaming wars will only be getting more intense in 2020 and Netflix really appears to be stepping up their game heading into the first quarter of the new year as evidenced by all of the trailers they’ve released today, including this one for the first season of Locke & Key.

Based on the best-selling graphic novels by Joe Hill, Locke & Key follows three siblings who move to their ancestral home following the death (OK, murder) of their father and discover a set of magical keys that grant them with a wide array of powers and abilities.

Little do the siblings know, however, that a sinister, demonic entity occupies their home as well and is deadset on taking the keys for itself and will stop at nothing to obtain them.

Carlton Cuse, Aron Eli Coleite, and Meredith Averill developed the series, which stars Jackson Robert Scott, Connor Jessup, Emilia Jones, Sherri Saum, Griffin Gluck, and Darby Stanchfield.

As someone with little to no knowledge about the source material, I think this looks pretty great! The synopsis sounds intriguing enough and the whole visual aesthetic of the show is right in my wheelhouse; consider me sold.

Locke & Key hits Netflix on February 7.

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